The USA Today is by far the most West Coast-friendly poll out so far, with five Pac-12 teams in the top 25 and Cal State Fullerton at No. 1.
Oregon State checks in at No. 3, with Oregon at 7, UCLA 10th, ASU 19th and Stanford 25th.
Earlier in the week, both the Baseball America and Perfect Game preseason rankings were released, and neither of them had Stanford or Arizona ranked, although Arizona was on Perfect Game's next ten list.
The USA Today poll also has Mississippi State ranked fourth and receiving four first-place votes. The Bulldogs come to Tucson March 7-9.
|RANK||SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)||2013 RECORD||POINTS||FINAL 2013 RANKING|
|1||Cal State Fullerton (18)||51-10||729||10|
|4||Mississippi State (4)||51-20||632||2|
|9||North Carolina State||50-16||533||5|
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